The people of God accomplish and perfect continual repentance in many different ways. They share in the sufferings of Christ by enduring their own difficulties, carry out works of mercy and charity, and adopt ever more fully the outlook of the Gospel message. Thus the people of God become in the world a sign of conversion to God. All this the Church expresses in its life and celebrates in its liturgy when the faithful confess that they are sinners and ask pardon of God and of their brothers and sisters. This happens in penitential services, in the proclamation of the word of God, in prayer, and in the penitential parts of the Eucharistic celebration.(Rite of Penance, 4)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
|4:30 - 5:15 pm|
|Wednesdays during Lent:
|6:30 - 8:00 pm|
|By appointment:||Please call 202-903-2817|
In the Archdiocese of Washington, children are expected to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation prior to First Eucharist. Many children prepare for and celebrate Reconciliation for the first time around the age of seven.
First Reconciliation Preparation
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